10A — May 31 - June 13, 2013 — Green Buildings — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal


Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that USGBC NJ has received two new significant grants from NJ State Department of Labor and Workforce Development. They focus on building resiliency and skills for New Jersey’s businesses. These grants will run through March 2014. An enormous and ongoing shift is underway in the U.S. due to two major challenges facing Americans and our economy: rapidly rising energy prices, and the need for resiliency follow- ing natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy. Within the construction and building retrofit sector, there is a significant effort underway to address these challenges. USGBC NJ’s training initiative raises the professional level of the grantees’ employees, while impacting the quality of deliverables of the entire supply chain relative to their specific business. Following the training, the grantee companies and their employees will be sought- after by the entire building industry supply chain and their clients for their expertise in Green Building and Resiliency methods.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR Ed Seliga Advanced Solar Products, Inc. VICE CHAIR Wayne D. DeFeo, LEED AP DeFeo Associates TREASURER SECRETARY Faith Taylor Wyndham Worldwide PAST CHAIR Anastasia Harrison, AIA, LEED AP Consultant DIRECTORS David Cardella Cardella Waste Services Jeremy Cressman, LEED AP American Standard Brands Zachary Gallagher, PE, LEED AP Alliance Environmental & Natural Systems Utilities Bill Gates, LEED AP Hunt Construction Group Tom Hales Herman Miller, Inc. Tony Marano The Marano Group, Inc. Vance Merolla, P.E. Colgate-Palmolive Company Brad Miller, PE, PP, LEED AP BD+C NJ Meadowlands Commission Attilio Rivetti, LEED AP Turner Construction Company Robert Schmitt The Hampshire Companies Andy Topinka, CPMR Technical Group Services, Inc. Ed Walsh, P.E. Avison Young Gregg Woodruff, PP, AICP, LEED AP Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc. GENERAL COUNSEL Harry E. McLellan, Esq, LEED AP BD+C McLellan & Associates, LLC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Florence Block LEED Green Associate CHAPTER COORDINATOR Mary Ellen Garrigus Communications & Membership Coordinator Medea Villere ’ www.usgbcnj.org RJ Donnelly, LEED AP Donnelly Industries, Inc.


This is the fourth year that USGBC NJ has been awarded funding for their training programs by the State. The new Customized Training Grant is for incumbent businesses in NJ, and will provide fully funded training, and covers the complete spectrum of LEED Core Curriculum and Exam Prep., Corporate Sustainability, GPRO (Construction/Trades), and more.

If you would like to learn more about these grant-funded trainings, please contact me at executivedirector@ usgbcnj.org.


Florence Block LEED Green Associate Executive Director, USGBC NJ

Chapter Events

5/20/13 through 6/30/13 - LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS ‘Creating a Culture of Sustainability’. Locations: Multiple NJ School Districts.


7/22/13 - USGBC NJ 10th Annual Golf Outing. 11:30 AM - 8:00 PM. New Jersey National Golf Club, Basking Ridge, NJ.

9/7/13 - USGBC NJ 2ND ANNUAL RACE FOR HEALTHY SCHOOLS - Calling All Spartans! Vernon, NJ.

For details on all USGBC NJ events, visit www.usgbcnj.org/events

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